Jimmy Ruffin

Forget The Brokenhearted Jimmy Ruffin and Remember The Eccles Cake Connoisseur

Nov. 23, 2016 by

READ UP ON JIMMY RUFFIN’S DARK OBSESSION!!

Stevie Wonder

South African Radio Stations Pull Stevie Wonder’s Music Over Support For Mandela

Mar. 26, 2014 by

STEVIE WONDER BANNED FROM SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO STATIONS!

Rufus Thomas

RUFUS THOMAS SIGNS WITH SUN RECORDS; LAYS THE GROUNDWORK FOR 20th CENTURY ROCK-N-ROLL STARS

Mar. 12, 2014 by

Legendary singer Rufus Thomas signed with Sam Phillips‘ emerging Sun Records today (March 12, 1953). Just a few days earlier, on March 8, Rufus Thomas entered the studio and recorded his legendary song “Bearcat,” which was an answer to Big

Screaming Jay Hawkins

THE IRONY: SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS RECORDS “I PUT A SPELL ON YOU”; DIES ON THE SAME DAY

Feb. 12, 2014 by

Singer Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded his classic single “I Put A Spell On You,” today (February 12, 1956). Jay Hawkins originally recorded “I Put A Spell On You” as a Jazzy ballad, released on the Grand label, which was based

Dec. 11, 1926 Happy Birthday Big Mama Thornton

Dec. 11, 1926 Happy Birthday Big Mama Thornton

Feb. 9, 2014 by

Big Mama Thornton was born Willie Mae Thornton in Montgomery, Alabama today (December 11) in 1926. Thornton has held influence over several genres of music. Her 1952 hit song “Hound Dog” made Elvis Presley world famous.